Toyota quarterly profit falls

World’s biggest automaker lifts spending on artificial intelligence

Japan birth rate recovery questioned

Demographers say statistical quirk will not avert population slide

Toyota halts Japan production after blast

Factory explosion exposes risks of group’s lean production methods

‘No limit’ to Japan easing, says Kuroda

BoJ governor signals readiness to take rates further below zero

Nintendo signals return to virtual reality

Group’s immediate future depends on forays into the mobile arena

Japan’s easing spurs on negative yielders

$1tn of government bonds with positive yields dropped into negative territory in a week

Sony’s stronger profits buoy shares

Turnround on track but image sensor business lags

Japan: bowing to yield

Parking cash at banks now costs money, so expect more companies to distribute it instead

Japan joins negative rates club

World’s central banks respond to mounting worries on outlook

Federal Reserve: Credibility on the line

Last month’s rate rise is drawing criticism. Some say it should abandon plans to increase again soon

BoJ rate cut boosts inflation credibility

BoJ prompted by market volatility, falling oil price and economic distress in China pushing the yen up

Amari resignation throws Abe into turmoil

The economy minister’s exit will probably hamper reforms

BoJ negative rates: what you need to know

Key details of latest Japanese move to stimulate the economy

Data show weak Japanese economy

Poor data come as Bank of Japan meets to set monetary policy

Japan economy minister Amari resigns

Departure over bribe claim deprives PM of ‘minister for Abenomics’

Japan needs to make governance rules work

Strong investor pressure is critical for making further progress

Japan shuns negative rates in QE expansion

BoJ unlikely to follow ECB and impose a charge on bank deposits that could negatively affect asset purchases

Rail tale shows Vietnam business battle

Hanoi line woes highlight battle for sway among regional powers

Japan pins hopes on Pepper the robot

A mechanical workforce that needs no food or pension is appealing

China steps up Senkaku incursions

Japan claims Beijing trying to change the East China Sea status quo in growing quarrel

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